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What is the best VPN for streaming? The answer is simple!

Basically the question “What is the best VPN for streaming?” can be answered relatively easily. This is of course any VPN that is fast enough to meet the minimum requirements of streaming providers. Of course, it depends strongly on the image quality you want to stream. A stream in SD needs much less bandwidth than…

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IP addresses of your ISP – how often do they change on average?

An interesting study called Don’t count me out: On the relevance of IP addresses in the tracking ecosystem looked at how often the IP addresses allocated by the ISP change. The study looked at several thousand IP addresses in ten countries around the world. The following countries are included in the study: Switzerland, France, Great…

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What is DNS (Domain Name System) and what does a DNS server do?

Who remembers phone books made of paper? They are mostly obsolete now but you used it to find a phone number of a name. DNS or Domain Name System does basically the same thing. The heavy lifting is one by the so-called DNS servers. How does DNS work? Why IP addresses are important and why…

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What is an IP address and why is it important for VPN?

Let’s start the explanation with an analogy. You must live somewhere and have an address. If you order a brand-new Raspberry Pi (to build a VPN router for example) the package can be delivered according to your address. In a computer network like the Internet, data packets are delivered. In order for the server, service…

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Speedtest NordVPN — WireGuard (NordLynx) vs OpenVPN

I am generally rather skeptical about speed measurements, speed tests or a speedtest. The reason is simple. There are simply too many factors that can fluctuate to take only the speed test as a criterion for a good VPN service. I like to compare this with the megapixels of cameras. If I had to choose…

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VPN or Virtual Private Network: What is it and why do I need one?

A VPN or Virtual Private Network is a direct connection between two networks via a public connection such as the Internet. In order for me to explain to you exactly how a VPN works, a few short and simple basics are necessary. Don’t worry, I will keep it understandable. How do I connect to the…